Is James Harrison a dirty player?: 8 bloggers give their opinion

  There has been so much talk this week about tackling in the NFL, James Harrison, helmets, and much, much more. Certainly, the NFL is undergoing some major changes on the defensive side of the ball. But after James Harrison’s $75,000 fine from the NFL and rumors of his retirement, we decided to drop a […]

Franchise Quarterback. STEELERS WIN.

Colt McCoy came into this game and every expectation was that he would be demolished. The kid played all right for a rookie against the Steelers, but he was still a rookie against the Steelers. Once Josh Cribbs was out of the game, you knew it was over. Even if Peyton Hillis is 500% of […]

Steelers pound Browns in Roethlisberger’s return

He wasn’t razor shape all game long, but Ben Roethlisberger was pretty darn good in his return this afternoon following a 4-game suspension. His 3 TD passes led the Steelers to a 28-10 win over visiting Cleveland. As good as Roethlisberger was most of the game, Bruce Arians did a good job of pounding the […]

Blitzburgh Pick’Em: Week 6

STAFF PICKS   WEEK 6 Bam Brian George Matt 2010 Record 46-30 42-34 47-29 43-33 Atlanta @ Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Atlanta Kansas City @ Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Cleveland @ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Seattle @ Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Detroit @ New York Giants New York Giants New York Giants […]

Why I’m cheering for Ben Roethlisberger

Some years ago, I sat down one evening to write what would be the first blog post of my ‘career.’ It was the day of Ben Roethlisberger’s motorcycle accident and while I can’t remember the exact details of the post, I was arguing that Steeler fans should spend more time worrying about the health of […]

The Terrible Towel is gangsta

Not sure about other Steelers fans, but I’m a pretty big hip-hop fan. Even if you aren’t into that kind of music, you’ve probably heard of Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa. Khalifa’s been putting out killer records for a few years now and is easily Pittsburgh’s biggest hip-hop star. I’m sure you are wondering how this […]

What are the chances? A look at Win Probability and Graphs

Advanced NFL Stats is a website I’ve grown to like recently. They do a lot with NFL stats and don’t try to bludgeon you over the head with one of them (I’m looking at you, DVOA.) One of the things I particularly like over there is their win probability graphs. I’ll tell you how the […]

Blitzburgh Pick’em: Week Five

This will be a weekly post where I will look ahead at the Steelers’ match-up, as well as three other key games. Not only are you going to see my detailed picks of four games, but you will also see all of our writer’s picks each week. We will keep track of these picks all […]

Week 4 DVOA Standings and Analysis

Each week, I’ll reprint portions of the DVOA standings from Football Outsiders (this week’s link: here) and give analysis of the teams relevant to the Steelers’ fortunes This is a key week for the DVOA standings, since Football Outsiders starts to adjust for opponents. Again, the one-sentence definition of DVOA: the overall value of a […]

Bam’s NFL Power Rankings: Week Four

I’ve never put a lot of stock into these sort of things, especially this early in the year, but here’s a peek at how I voted in this week’s Bloguin NFL Power Rankings. Without a lot of games to look at, I’m still not paying  a whole lot of attention to records at this point. […]

Game Grades: Ravens at Steelers

Sunday’s loss to the Ravens is the kind that sticks with you for a while. Even though a 3-1 start is great and it is still early in the season, it was hard not to get out of bed this morning and think of Joe Flacco running around Heinz Field after tossing the winning TD […]


Not much you can say about this game. Jeff Reed missed some field goals. Mendenhall ran on the Ravens. Batch looked like his savvy, veteran self. From the outset, this week didn’t feel much like Ravens week. I think everyone knew the Steelers’ offense wouldn’t be able to really put up points without Ben (Tampa […]

Ravens stun Steelers with a late TD

The Ravens did a lot of good things in the last minute of today’s game and it was enough to come back and steal a victory away from the Steelers 17-14. After Charlie Batch led a magnificent 93-yard drive against the Ravens late in the 4th quarter and the Steelers defense made a 4th down […]

Blitzburgh Pick’Em: Week 4

Jump it for an abbreviated version of the weekly pick em. Bam and Brian are currently taking a beating in the standings. Will this be the week they rebound?   STAFF PICKS     WEEK 4 Bam Brian George Matt 2010 Record   27-21 26-22 32-16 30-18 New York Jets @ Buffalo New York Jets […]

Week 3 DVOA Standings and Analysis

Each week, I’ll reprint portions of the DVOA standings from Football Outsiders (this week’s link: here) and give analysis of the teams relevant to the Steelers’ fortunes As a reminder, DVOA measures the quality of a team compared to the average. Last week, the Steelers led the AFC North with a value of 17.8% better […]